Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Fantastic Fairytales - Stitching Snow by R. C. Lewis

Published: October 14th, 2014
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
Pages: 338
Copy: Edelweiss
Summary: Goodreads

Princess Snow is missing.

Her home planet is filled with violence and corruption at the hands of King Matthias and his wife as they attempt to punish her captors. The king will stop at nothing to get his beloved daughter back—but that’s assuming she wants to return at all.

Essie has grown used to being cold. Temperatures on the planet Thanda are always sub-zero, and she fills her days with coding and repairs for the seven loyal drones that run the local mines.

When a mysterious young man named Dane crash-lands near her home, Essie agrees to help the pilot repair his ship. But soon she realizes that Dane’s arrival was far from accidental, and she’s pulled into the heart of a war she’s risked everything to avoid. With the galaxy’s future—and her own—in jeopardy, Essie must choose who to trust in a fiery fight for survival.


Who's up for a space opera Snow White?  You are?  Well this is the book for you.  We have a princess on the run, taking care of the seven drones - what a wonderful reincarnation of the seven dwarves they are - and just trying to survive and keep things low key.

Enter our Prince Charming - Dane - who is far from charming this time around.  I thoroughly enjoyed the interaction between Essie and Dane. It had me laughing out loud on a couple of occasions.  Every character had his/her own agenda and half the fun was unraveling the threads of the story. My favourite characters - the drones.  They really did seem to have  personalities of their own.

This was a very clever retelling of the perennial favourite, and reminded me in a few small ways of 'Cinder' and 'Scarlet' by Marissa Meyer - more because of setting than because of actual plot, so if you enjoyed those two, be sure to pick up a copy of 'Stitching Snow.  I don't think you'll be disappointed.

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